George Fant Suffers Knee Injury in Preseason Game vs. Vikings

19 August, 2017, 17:40 | Author: Leticia Walters
  • Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls has sprained ankle likely out against Vikings

Fant, the presumptive starter going into the regular season, was hurt midway through the second quarter of Friday's game against the Vikings.

Second-year player Rees Odhiambo replaced Fant at left tackle for the rest of the first half. Earlier this week offensive line coach Tom Cable said Seattle was set on the left side of the offensive line with Fant at tackle and Luke Joeckel at guard.

Overall, though, the first-team offensive line did OK.

Reiff (back) and Murray (ankle) are two of seven injured players who won't be suiting up for the Vikings during Friday night's exhibition in Seattle, the team announced.

The Minnesota Vikings gave up on Blair Walsh and now he is already letting them know it was a bad decision.

His two catches for 28 yards in the first quarter as well as a tackle on a kickoff seemed to strengthen his case for a roster spot coming on the heels of his breakout four-catch, 119-yard performance against the Chargers.

With the Seahawks thin at receiver with Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson still out, Williams got the start.

Vikings quarterback Taylor Heinicke connects with tight end Bucky Hodges who brings it in at the goal-line for a 22-yard touchdown. The Vikings went head-to-head with the feared Seahawks and the latter outscored the former in that matchup.

But Minnesota did move it a little bit against Seattle's starting defense. Rookie Pat Elflein got his first preseason start at center after Easton had manned the position in last week's opener at Buffalo.

Online Stream: FuboTV and NFL Game Pass will provides you access to live out-of-market 2017 NFL preseason matchups.

Seattle, WA- The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks play each other tonight in the King City.

He ended up playing in 14 games and making 10 starts during his rookie year after Seahawks starting tackle Bradley Sowell sprained his knee in October.

Recommended:



Popular

Halep gets past Konta to enter Cincy semifinals
David Ferrer reached his first ATP Masters quarterfinal in his last 11 tries with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta. It was tied 5-5 when there was another 10-minute delay. "I had the match on my racket and tightened up", Kyrgios said.

Adam Driver hints at 'unexpected' Kylo Ren development in The Last Jedi
Hardy was supposedly included as a stormtrooper who had known Finn prior to his days in the Resistance. Boyega also offhandedly confirmed another oft-rumoured cameo from the film: Tom Hardy .

Antonio Conte says no excuses for Chelsea players after poor start
Nemanja Matic has noted that Manchester United are on a completely different level in terms of size than his former club Chelsea . Ahead of United's visit to Swansea today, Mourinho insists Conte must not hide behind problems in the transfer market .

State funeral held for Late Dr Ruth Pfau
In 1960, Dr Ruth made a decision to dedicate the rest of her life to the people of Pakistan and their battle against Leprosy. Pakistan's national flag remained at half-mast and flag of Vatican City was also hoisted at the cathedral today morning.

Heineken given green light in Punch Taverns takeover
The Dutch brewing giant will buy 1,895 Punch pubs, while Patron Capital will buy the remaining 1,329 pubs in the Punch estate. Following investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it has been decided the deal is able to go forward.